May 1, 2012 5:43 AM
Tulane athletics staff
Dezman Moses, a standout defensive end who played for the Green Wave the past two seasons, has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers and is expected to play at the outside linebacker position for the 13-time world champions.
“This is a great opportunity, and I feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity to play with the Green Bay Packers,” Moses said. “I got a call from my agent and then the Packers about 10-15 minutes after the (NFL) draft.
“I have been talking to the Packers throughout the process, and they believe in me and are willing to give me a chance, so I am definitely going to make the best of it. My family is very excited, and this is a lifelong dream for me.”
A native of Willingboro, N.J., Moses was a two-year letterwinner and starter for the Green Wave during the 2010 and 2011 campaigns after transferring to Tulane from the University of Iowa.
This past season, Moses was an All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana second team performer who finished the season with 52 tackles, including 12 stops for lost yardage and 9.5 sacks, along with three forced fumbles, five pass break-ups and seven hurries. He led Tulane’s defensive line in total stops and ranked fifth overall in tackles.
Moses ranked third among C-USA players and 17th nationally in sacks. His 15.5 sacks in two seasons ranks fifth among Tulane’s career leaders, and his sack total in 2011 ranks third all-time.
“Green Bay runs a 3-4 defense so they will put me at outside linebacker, which is great,” Moses said. “That’s an ideal position for me after playing the same position at Iowa and defensive end at Tulane. It’s a mixture of the position and will be great for me and give me a chance to succeed.”
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